Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, Auckland
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, Auckland - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1071, New Zealand
Ticket Price: 39 USD
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, Auckland
Head over to Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium and discover a diverse collection of aquatic life. It was opened in the year 1985 by visionary Kelly Tarlton (a Kiwi adventurer, diver, explorer and inventor). From Shark Dives and Shark cages experiences to a Penguin Discovery to a behind the scenes tour, head over to the Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium along with your family and kids and have a wonderful time.
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Information
- Other Contact Details: +64-800805050
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Ticket Prices
- Adult: $39
- Child: $22
- Student and Pensioner: $30
- Family (1 adult and 2 kids): $75
- Family (2 adults and 1 kid): $90
- Family (2 adults and 2 kids): $110
- If you book online, you stand a chance to get a discount anywhere between 10 % to 25%.
- All Inclusive Tickets (Admission + Behind the Scenes Tour): Adult $53; Child $27
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Opening and Closing Hours
- Last entry at 4:00pm.
How To reach Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium by Public Transport
- Bus Stop: Tamaki Drive, near Okahu Bay Wharf
- Tamaki Drive, opposite Kelly Tarltons
Restaurants Near Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium
- Snack shacks present within the aquarium premises.
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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, Auckland Reviews
This is a real Auckland gem. Amazing for kids of all ages. Make sure you buy tickets online before you go to cut the long queue (due to so many tourists) and for a price discount. Annoyingly just as you pay you have to have your photo taken but just smile and pass. Penguins are amazing, so is the open top fish tank near the children's soft play area. The revolving aquarium is the best ever. Recently a member of the family did the shark dive this is amazing too. A must visit for a tourist, if you live in Auckland and have children buy the yearly pass.
Very good aquarium and great for both young and older kids. Lots of interactive displays and the play area is great. Full of teaching opportunities for teachers and parents and self-learning for kids. The fishes and all the other animals are lively, interesting and seem to be very healthy. Unfortunately, I don't have photos of the sharks, turtles and stingrays but they are just as beautiful and majestic.
Fantastic aquarium. The main aquarium is built in an old storm drain. You actually walk through a glass function with the fish and other animals swimming around and above you. They have a nice penguin exhibit too. Great family experience.
Parking is a hassle. The entry prices are a little high as well but once you are in it's a pretty cool place. The kids loved it, the adults loved it too! The shop at the end was a bit too commercial and full of cheap toys to pull in the kids but overall its a great place to go for a bit of fun with fish.
The sealife is well looked after and their enclosure space is nice. Kids had a great time, as there was so much to see and do and interact with. My kids werent interested in their $6 each activity packs. The packs were both missing something different, one a pencil, one a magnifying sheet. The Cafe is very overpriced, has low quality food and not a huge range. Big disappointment for a popular place. To exit, you have to walk through their gift shop. They will also try to get you to buy a $45 of yourselves, then try to add on $4 for a keyring and fridge magnet holder. We probably won't visit again for a few years, as it was quite expensive.